SOULSTICE RETURNS WITH INTERNATIONAL CONCEPT ALBUM

Posted: June 3, 2009 by bigced in Hip Hop News/Press Releases

After releasing North By Northwest (2005) and Dead Letter Perfect in 2007 (which have led to features on SoulStice in XXL Magazine, The Source, Urb, various other key urban publications and websites and a song placement in an upcoming Warner Brothers film), SoulStice returns with Beyond Borders, which he dubs as an “international concept album.”

As SoulStice explains “the project is a collaboration between myself and Belgian beatmaker, SBe, who provides all of the instrumental music for the album.  As far as the vocals, the songs are collaborations between myself and many of my favorite artists from around the world.  We’ve got artists from the US, UK, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Africa, and Canada.  The first time I ever traveled abroad was a trip I took Russia in 2000.  The fact that the globalization of hip hop had reached all the way there really made an impression on me.  Since then I’ve grown as an artist and have toured around the world, seeing firsthand how hip hop, as a US cultural export, has grown and become something new and different in these various places.  Yet, the underlying theme is the same everywhere: hip hop continues to be the mouthpiece for people who exist outside of the mainstream to make their voices heard throughout society and around the world.

These songs and the ideas they contain were the result of studio sessions in Maryland, Belgium, Chicago, Paris, New York and many other places, late nights at SBe’s house in Ghent, photo sessions, international phone calls and text messages, and long flights overseas to perform in Europe, Japan and Mexico.”

Beyond Borders will be released on June 23rd, 2009 and will feature appearances from G.L.C., Oddisee, Kev Brown, Supastition, Wordsmith and Zap Mama and is entirely produced by SBe.

Tracklisting and Credits for SoulStice’s “Beyond Borders”:

1.) Speed of Sound – SoulStice
2.) Chi Worldwide – SoulStice, G.L.C. (Chicago)
3.) Strange Kinda Love – SoulStice, Monique Harcum (Philly / Belgium)
4.) Unfold – SoulStice, Oddisee (Maryland), and Stef (Belgium)
5.) To The Limit – SoulStice and Brainpower (The Netherlands)
6.) Beyond Borders – SoulStice, Supastition (North Carolina) and Angelina (UK / Russia)
7.) Bird’s Eye View – SoulStice and Kev Brown (Maryland)
8.) Chicago to Germany – Nico Suave (Germany)
9.) No Place Like It – SoulStice, Eternia (Canada) and Richie Filth (Ireland), and Stef (Belgium)
10.) 2 Days in Paris – SoulStice and Kohndo (France)
11.) I Found It – SoulStice, Haysoos (Maryland) and Krewcial (Belgium)
12.) Better Way – SoulStice and Wordsmith (Maryland)
13.) World Star – SoulStice, Zap Mama (Belgium / The Congo)
14.) Closer – SoulStice and Isabel Novela (Mozambique)

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